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カタカナ edition

Where to Buy:


Old thread: >>53292622

[cherry red, brown, blue] ganss gs 87 ~ $65 | Rosewill RK-9000V2 ~$70
[cherry blue] cm quickfire rapid ~ $60
Don't buy kailh switches, don't buy cheapo backlit kailh gamer boards, don't buy non-standard condensed meme layouts as your first board, you will hate them.
Also read the pastebins and pls stop asking questions we've answered a million times already, especially "what switch should I get??? :("

>> No.53307839




I was the guy who posted about buying that White ALPS keyboard for 3 dollars.

I finally plugged it in after cleaning it to test it and of fucking course..

The W key wont register.

I took off the cap and fucking ruined it because I'm a retard, so I took the pause/break key and replaced it and it has the nice click sound.

The weird thing is..

If I press the W spring thing on the inside it registers the keystroke. But with the cap on. Nothing. How do I fix this shit?

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Novatouch with Otaku

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>> No.53307919

Are the new reddit memes already in?

>> No.53307920
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people are nuts

>> No.53307973

where can I get those caps?

>> No.53307983
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first for leds on model m

>where can I get those caps?
too late, as always

>> No.53308003

fuck you
i want it

>> No.53308016

numpad is hand wired so you can "have" it as well

>> No.53308203
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You actually kept those and didn't send them back? Fuck, that shit looks warped.

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welcome to dsa

>> No.53308234


>> No.53308242
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Guys pic related for 10$ is it worth it?
At least to see the difference between alps and clears, however, I'm not sure if these are the originals...

>> No.53308256

Sure. If anything, I'll buy the keycaps off you for $15.

>> No.53308258

Why do people still buy this crap. Shit looks disgusting. I'd be absolutely furious if they had the indecency to send me a set with that horrible qc. Especially after paying 200$+.

It's 10 bucks. Even if you only get some nice Alps mount keycaps it is still worth it.

>> No.53308307

Ye thanks, I just wanted to be sure if they ARE the alps or some weirdo mutation as I cannot find any info about this keyboard in google.

>> No.53308324

I don't know if they are real Alps either, but you won't make much of a loss if they aren't either.
Worst case you can just sell your W-key for 15$ to this retard >>53307839

Just search for a tutorial on how to open them on YT.

>> No.53308330

Well, in my extremely limited experience, alps clones are better than alps.

>> No.53308339


>> No.53308351

monterey blues

>> No.53308592

>tfw I'll have have to wait 2 weeks for my Rapid-i to arrive

Such is life purchasing memes in Greece.

>> No.53308805
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I was planning to spend my next two custom keyboards MX-Clear switches, but I'm absolutely in love with MX Whites at the moment. They feel incredibly nice. The soft click ones are quite silent, but still as crisp as a usual clicky switch. I need an all softclick board, but I still got so much stuff to build. If Cherry didn't fuck them up by adding inconsistencies these would easyly be their best switch, by far.

If you live in greece and are still able to buy a mechanical keyboard you really shouldn't complain.

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my personal numpad

>> No.53309024

What dan are you in SDVX brah? Also nice keycaps

>> No.53309323
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So, an aquaintance wants to encourage people to use VIM, replaces their arrow keys with these. Thoughts?

>> No.53309361


It'll be a tough sell but there are some pretty fucked up people on the internet so you're bound to find an audience for this sort of thing

>> No.53309424

Would you consider yourself among this group of 'fucked up people' and be intrested in making a purchase?

>> No.53309428

Do the white ones come in smaller size?

>> No.53309464


Naw, the anatomy is too stiff for me.

>> No.53309469

I suppose that could be arranged

>> No.53309487

Do they come with haptic feedback?

>> No.53309490

If I get enough orders, I can upgrade my printer to print them in rubber fillament.

>> No.53309506

>4th gen kindle

truly a classy gentleman.

>> No.53309512

If you pay extra.

>> No.53309525
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>arrow keys

stay pleb

>> No.53309543

I think arrow keys being plebeian was the main point there, Anon.

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I made them for a friend. I don't have arrow keys on mine.

>> No.53309575 [DELETED] 

Looks like shit. Uneven light, lots of bleeding. 1/10

>> No.53309679
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don't like
this is why i don't own a 3d-printer... surface looks disgusting.

>> No.53309737

Yea, the surface isn't perfect. I didn't really put that much effort into it thoug. Also, these were bathed in acetone vapour to make them shiny

>> No.53309754

holy shit guys I just bailed from an ibm model m auction on ebay

I found out it was one of the nasty terminal din connector one

what a close call

>> No.53310171

Do I get a Matias Quiet Pro for Mac or a HHKB2 S-type? The Matias is 180 Europoors and the HHKB is 300... Is it worth almost twice the money?

>> No.53310193

a type-s is closer to 250 than 300

and I will never spend 180$ on something named after some fucker

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Can I play ?

I will tell you I have no idea about the internals (switches etc). I painted the shell but never dug into the keys or board.

Hint: this is NOT a PC keyboard.

>> No.53310218

Pop a cap off.

>> No.53310222

press RESET


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Here's the whole thing. It's a serial dumb terminal. Informer 213. I love it so much.

>> No.53310314

No, including shipping and import it's 300 EUR easily. Still skeptical.

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>> No.53310335

no it's not. It's about 180€ in japan, add 30€ shipping from zenmarket and 40€ taxes and it is 250€.
You wanted to import from EK?

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263€ is your laziest option.

otherwise see >>53310335

>> No.53310505

Ganss doesn't look Ganss

>> No.53310575

Why get HHKB when you can get Logitech rubber dome??????

>> No.53310587

too many keys

>> No.53311151


>> No.53311257

Where is the buyer's guide?

>> No.53311327
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What do you guys prefer? Flat or angled case?
I kinda like to switch between them, but if I had to choose I'd probably go with flat cases.

>> No.53311351

Someone will eventually not update it.
been a fan of angled cases so far. feels alot more natural or some shit.

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>What do you guys prefer? Flat or angled case?
hhkb is the max I can tolerate.

keep in mind topre also has a different key profile

>> No.53311430

So is there any up to date comprehensive price based recommendation list?

>> No.53311442
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we just shill the hhkb to no end.

it works.

>> No.53311461

But what if someone (me) were to want a tenkeyless?

>> No.53311480

novatouch or quickfire rapid.

the rest is just fancy keys.

>> No.53311491

Instead of asking your retarded questions, why don't you just tell us what you're looking for and we try to help you?
>Someone will eventually not update it.
I was thinking about updating it, but I'm from germany and quite biased. I could write down some general advice though, like trying to get some vintage keyboards if you're on a tight budget.

>> No.53311510

Fancy keys? Like keycaps? (I apologize for my general stupidity, your help is appreciated)

>> No.53311513

people cum on their keyboards, dude

>> No.53311522

Lioncast LK20

>> No.53311526
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yes, you pop the keycaps and put some better or fancier ones on.

>> No.53311536

Kukident the keycaps and you're fine. Shit cleans the cum off grandmas dentures as well.

>> No.53311547

Tenkeyless - MX Blues - Around $150

>> No.53311563


>> No.53311615

If not I'd get a KUL I guess, but I heard good things regarding the Lioncast as well.
If you need it, I'd get a KBP V80 or Code (both currently on Massdrop).

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No this is the one place you go to get advice on where to buy your HHKB.
I mean literally the update would be mostly "choose what works for you fagget, or go HHKB"

>> No.53311738

Will suck balls for HHKB.

>> No.53311878

Yeah I feel like a "do not buy" list would be more helpfull.
On the other hand I feel like there are many boards/switches which deserve to be mentioned, since most normies don't know what they are.
Matias QC fills the gap between browns and clears perfectly and that seems to be what most people are searching for. The HHKB fills this gap as well I guess, but the KBP V60 MTS is like 90$ or something.
Also I feel like you are way better off getting a vintage G80/AEK than one of these 40$ Reddragon Kailh thingies.

>> No.53312051

I've got meaty clackers and HHKB

>> No.53312061

when and where

>> No.53312190
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It's a game of memes.

>> No.53312218
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Shill hard, meme harder.

>> No.53312234
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Straight Outta Meme

>> No.53312256

You can't have it.
You can click clack while attending to my clackers tho

>> No.53312266

but, that's not part of the deal

>> No.53312269


>> No.53312289
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But what would happen to the memes then?

>> No.53312290

Take it or meme it

>> No.53312305

are they clean, shaven big, plump clackers?

>> No.53312343

Yes, yes, yes, and yes
I don't dick around with my balls

>> No.53312386

>I don't dick around with my balls
they sound delicious, though
would play with 24/7 / 10

>> No.53312508

Post feminine penis and mech kb

>> No.53312561

>tfw no bf to clack your meaty clackers that also appreciates the click clack of a clacking click keyboard

>> No.53312585

I know, right?
Feels bad.
I'd clack plump meaty clackers all day, every day.

>> No.53312673

Why don't people understand I just want to have my balls played with all day, I don't even need the dick touch

>> No.53312692
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If I connect old DIN5 keyboard to pic related, will it see it over USB? (with intermediate DIN5 to ps2 adapter as well of course)

>> No.53312779

Should work

>> No.53312783

It's a basic need.
I understand, anon.

>> No.53312796

I'll start posting my balls with my keyboard

>> No.53312808

can't wait
inb4 trackballs

>> No.53312820

Please only if your balls MX or ALPS compatible.

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>inb4 trackballs
shit nigga 2fast

>> No.53312830

fug i knew it

>> No.53312855

Where can i buy keycaps shaped like a hairy nutsack?

>> No.53312875

I can actuate MX reds with my balls, does that count?
Inb4 trackpad for ballsacks

>> No.53312887

What keyboard and mouse is that?

>> No.53312891
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>Where can i buy keycaps shaped like a hairy nutsack?
why reddit of course

>> No.53312906


>> No.53312911

Will now go 3D print that

>> No.53312927

I guess nike for the mouse

>> No.53312936

where to find a good model m/buckling spring keyboard for a decent price
currently use a das keyboard pro cherry blue but i want something a bit different and i love buckling springs

>> No.53312953

??? This has nothing to do with balls?
Please go make a thread for keyboards if you want to talk about keyboards.

>> No.53312955

Massdrop, please

>> No.53313039

It really comes down to what would work for you. We have basically tested everything and more here, so we could make a what /g/ DOESNT recommend kek.

>> No.53313108

stay retard, not everyone is dumbfuck you know some people write code.

>> No.53313134

I'm paid 100k a year to write python for a framework on my hhkb

try and get a job instead of writing fizzbuzz all day, scrub

>> No.53313149

I write code. No arrow keys needed if you'r good the first time.

>> No.53313207

Worth the money?

>> No.53313214

kek, python. I suggest suicide

gl writing whole thing in terminal all over again instead pressing up key

>> No.53313235

This keyboard has some real balls

>> No.53313241


also old trackballs use wheels instead of laser.

they are as bad as old ball mice

>> No.53313275

It's new, with MX blue and optical trackball...

>> No.53313314

>you have a job and success
>lol kill yourself

stay neet, stay poor

>> No.53313343

I'm not taking a hard line on this; if you want arrow keys, fine, that's your call and I respect that. But using something like caps+hjkl or rwin+okl; or whatever one prefers is more efficient as it lets you move around without having to move your hands as much. I'm confident all of these keyboards have arrow keys under some Fn layer or such as well, so there's not even any need to configure it yourself if you're happy with where they are.

>gl writing whole thing in terminal all over again instead pressing up key
This makes you look like you honestly thought arrow keys were unattainable on a small keyboard. Don't be daft, Anon.

>> No.53313584

>cheap chinese o-rings arrived
>replacement doubleshot caps for my ganss still haven't arrived yet

fuck, i don't want to try the o-rings out just to do it again in 2 or 3 days.

>> No.53313625
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Fixed it.

Took awhile. I had to swap out the Pause/Print key because I had ruined a leaf spring sadly.

I realized that the plunger wasn't making contact with the switch. So after about 30 minutes of bending it/mushing it with tweezers it now works again.

Helpful image.

>> No.53313945

wow, just look at all those moving parts
no wonder alps isn't around anymore

>> No.53314105
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I really hope none of you are taking your mechanical clacker boards outside.

This is what you sound like.

>> No.53314241

Alps isn't around anymore because they didn't give a fuck.
The market for mechanical keyboards shrunk and since there wasn't enough money to be made, they just left the market. Alps is so huge that the loss of this market didn't harm them at all, so the decision was easy.
Cherry stuck around, since their main business are mechanical switches, so they couldn't just abandon them. Lucky for them, now they are the only large supplier of mechanical switches in the game (Topre and Alps clones are pretty niche), except for their clones.

I hope the increased interest in Cherry switches gets them to renew their tooling. I got some vintage switches around and they are SO MUCH better than the shit they produce today. After all those years (~15 I think) not a single MX Clear or Black pings.

>> No.53314298

pinging is caused by the metal plate it's mounted on

mechanical boards were all PCB mounted until quite recently, (2005 and on)

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The first keyboard featured in the video is the one I I just bought for 3 dollars that needed some TLC.

*Dirty as fuck
*Broken W key

I fixed all the issues and plan on selling it again.

What would be fair?

>> No.53314333

hai /g/

I ordered my first keycap set to replace ducky shine 3 keys. all red/blank. reckon it'll look ace.

>> No.53314362

Isn't it called pinging as well, when the spring in the switch screaches?
At least that's what I meant, sorry if I was unclear.

>> No.53314380

What does that alps clone feel like?

>> No.53314676


Pretty responsive. Clicky and smooth. I've tried typing with those rubber coated WASD keys and it fucks me up. They are comfortable though.

On my Model M I can type 120+ WPM, on that board? 80-ish.

I don't have much experience with ALPS/Clones but for 3 dollars it was a steal.

>> No.53314935
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Friendly reminder to use good posture and really straighten out your wrists when typing. Move or angle your arms until you're comfortable instead.

Also, wrist rests are bad for you if you use them while typing. Support yourself on your forearms/elbows instead.

>> No.53314993

i want to find a cheap yard sale mechanical so bad...

>tfw your city instituted a 2 yardsales a year policy
>you have to apply for a permit specifying the day
>nobody does it, so nobody bothers making weekend yardsales anymore

>> No.53315096

Doesn't it feel horrible with the stem wiggling around like that?

>> No.53315100


I actually got this at a Thrift store. Most times they carry trash but sometimes they'll have decent stuff.

The keyboard itself was fucking disgusting. Most people passed it over for that reason I'm guessing. The keys I removed were covered in gunk/skin tissue.

I even found fingernails/toenails under the keys--so it isn't all peaches.

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how many meme points are these keycaps worth?

>> No.53315429
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ugly as fuck. not even worth a meme.

>> No.53315826

why even buy those bile ugly keycaps

>> No.53315948
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Adesso 625 came in today. It doesn't seem too bad for a $50 mech. Kailh blues are lighter than I'm used to but have nice response. I haven't noticed any inconsistencies in them yet, but I've only been typing/gaming on them for about two hours.
The keycaps on this keyboard are absolute shit. They're a fucking crime against humanity. They are hands down the worst keycaps I've ever used. The Gears of War font and cheap printing is terrible. A $5 rubber dome Dell keyboard has better quality plastic and finishing on the keycaps.
The caps lock and scroll lock LED's are also obnoxiously bright, but that's a minor complaint. I'll eventually open this thing up and see what can be replaced. The only thing it doesn't have that I wish it did was a Windows key disable toggle. Otherwise the media keys are a nice added bonus and are decently placed (I think WASD's placement is better).
The case is pretty solid hard plastic and the feet are really robust. It moves slightly when I push against it, but it's really steady when I'm just typing on it.
I wonder why no one online has really mentioned this keyboard, maybe because it doesn't use Cherry switches or because it's cheap as hell? It may crap out after a year, that wouldn't be surprising, but if that's the case you can just get another one since it's only $50.

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A shitty photo of the shitty keycaps

>> No.53316005
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And one of the obnoxious LED

>> No.53316079

The stem doesn't normally wiggle like that. I assume it's because the case has been cut open.

>> No.53316218

>It may crap out after a year, that wouldn't be surprising, but if that's the case you can just get another one since it's only $50.
For 50$ you can get:
Model M
Cherry G80 with doubleshots
Apple AEK II with thick PBT dyesubs
15x this thing >>53314304

All of them offer better value, a font that doesn't make you wanna kill yourself and they will probably last a lifetime, while even if they break down you can harvest at least the keycaps and some switches to break even.
All those budget keyboards aren't worth their money. Weird knockoff switches with terrible reputation, shitty keycaps and no resell value.

If you are poor, there isn't a single reason not to go vintage, except the looks of the keyboard and lets be honest. No matter how filthy a keyboard got with the years, it won't ever beat the font of this abomination.

>> No.53316504

I already have a buckling spring keyboard.
I realize there were better options for a little bit more money. I bought this because I wanted a TKL with media keys and better key rollover than my Unicomp.
I already have a set of PBT caps in the mail. Overall, the cost for the board and keycaps was less than a brand new CM Quickfire Rapid or Ganss 87.
>Weird knockoff switches with terrible reputation
We'll see if Kailh switches are as bad as people say. Only time will tell. So far there's no defunct switches on this board.

>> No.53316550 [DELETED] 

eta? should post pics when it comes in

>> No.53316611 [DELETED] 

>gaming keyboard

>> No.53316617
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Found this in XKB documentation from 1997. Never seen a really old keyboard use such a design, not that I've been looking.

>> No.53316824

kinesis layout

>> No.53316845

somebody is unironically selling shit like this?
my aJizz shitboard >>53309679
has low quality caps too... but WTF!?!

>> No.53316903

this writing is the only down on this keyboard.

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My button holder looks like a ufo or some shit.

>> No.53318850

It works for me with a Model M, YMMV

>> No.53318958

Hey what are your recommendations on TKL or 70% keyboards? Preferably with brown/clear switches. Almost pulled the trigger on a pok3r but not sure if I would enjoy it since it doesn't have the FX keys and I'm not in a budget to -experiment- :(

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>> No.53319294

Filco MJ2

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I wish my new wireless 60% had an English manual :(

>> No.53319457

Thank you!

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My taihao caps and my cheapo o rings arrived!

Time to trash these shit ganss caps.

If you're thinking of getting them, red chinese o-rings from ebay are slightly more firm than clear o rings.

>> No.53319965

Nice, I'm about to get either the Miami or Sunset PBT Taihao caps for my Ganss

I never would have got reds unless I got a deal,and damn am I glad I got reds

>> No.53320009

^P/^N, retard.
Or fn layer.

>> No.53320377
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Now I know why people hate costar stabs.

They're really fiddly.
...at least theyre not mushy shit.

>> No.53320744

Fucking retarded.

Wouldn't it make it more difficult to see what keys are you pressing in the dark? Also.

>not touchtyping

>> No.53320779

Are there any mechanical keyboards that use the Mac layout?

>> No.53321081

They try to emulate Mac keyboards of the 80s and 90s with Alps clone switches.

>> No.53321288
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My ganss just got 10x more comfy~

It's gonna take me a while to get used to these o-rings, but at least now I can bottom out really hard and it doesn't hurt my fingers anymore!

>> No.53322098

Do the Taihao keycaps come with the little inserts for Costar stabs?

>> No.53322183
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Nope, I ended up reusing the stab inserts from the ganss caps.
They came pre lubricated, which was a nice surprise.

I also ended up keeping the stock spacebar because the taihao one was thinner and had a grainier texture.

>> No.53322272

Are those the PBT ones?
How do they feel bottoming out on the heavy Ganss
If there aren't any complaints, i might pull the trigger on my order

>> No.53322291

Any complaints with the "nano coating" or is it not really that bad?

>> No.53322311

They're ABS.

Honestly they feel pretty nice to bottom out on but only because of the o rings.
Before the o-rings, my hands would hurt from slamming down on metal.

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>> No.53322349

those pink buttons scare me

>> No.53322350

I'm pretty sure these don't have that antibacterial coating.

>> No.53322375

And why is that?
I'm about to order pink pbt keycaps

>> No.53322387

Are u a gril?

>> No.53322397
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Wha't the point of loosing two extra buttons? You could bind something useful to them. Such a space waste.

>> No.53322421

But then I can't be A E S T H E T I C

>> No.53322439

Nah, swarthy man, just like the contrast of pink keycaps on black keyboards, it seems to be the most stand out color

>> No.53322502

nigga you best be joking

>> No.53322549

>I want people to notice me for my bright pink keyboard

Are you a gay?

>> No.53322580

Simplified ALPS is 4 moving parts (spring, slider, switch leaf, tactile leaf).
Clicky cherries have 4 moving parts.

>> No.53322582


Do you mean happy or a faggot?

>> No.53322587

I'd recommend parting it out.
If those are legit ALPS, I'd buy them myself.

>> No.53322614

I mean gay as in prostate orgasm gay.

>> No.53322738
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I got a pbt spacebar for my V60 but I don't get it. It's just like the stock spacebar. Are pbt spacebars just a meme

>> No.53322780

The only difference between PBT and ABS is that PBT is more resistant to shine, is more durable and also produces a deeper sound, though that last part alsi depends on the thickness of the cap.

>> No.53322790

The idea is that the space-bar is the first key to go shiny and having a pbt space-bar prevents that.

Other than that it's just a meme.
Also, how much did you pay, senpai?

>> No.53322866

Is your adapter exactly the same as the one on the picture?
I know that older keyboards should be connected via active adaptors, with a chip both talking with USB and AT.
I suspect that the gummy, rectangle thing in the middle holds that chip, but there is no company logo on my to be 100% sure.

>> No.53322883
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Does _backlit_ ISO poker 3 exist?

>> No.53323021
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asking here since I'm a complete pleb to keyboards: where would I find a compact mechanical keyboard that offers a layout like the one on macbooks?

>> No.53323033

In a gay bar

>> No.53323046
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Can you replace the internals of cherry mx browns with mx clear parts?

>> No.53323049

thanks, helpful.

>> No.53323056

As far as I know, switch case is the same. You can swap a spring and/or a stem in your switches without soldering.

>> No.53323128
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I wish I could find any keycaps for my Matias Quiet Click switch V60. I'm glad mine doesn't have any lighting, but the caps look kinda shit.

>> No.53323166

>Slime Girls
my nigga

>> No.53323175

Never seen one

>> No.53323262

Where's the cheapest place to get just the internals, I've been through the sticky without much luck.

Also looking for blank black pbt caps for a kbt race II, Not really popular enough to have to have entire sets released for it so I'm just looking to put together some generic ones to fit.

>> No.53323317

There are quite many sites that sell custom springs, if you want to make tour switches lighter or stiffer; but I haven't seen just stems anywhere, you would probably need to buy a whole switch.

>> No.53323621
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The default keyset for v60 is pretty trash, look into some alternatives on massdrop / wherever

>> No.53323886

I went to bestbuy to finally try out a mechanical keyboard. They had the blackwidow with mx blues.

and HOLY FUCK it is loud as shit. What the fuck do you guys find attractive about this shit? It is very uncomfortable and loud and makes my fingers tired. This must be some massive troll shit.

>> No.53323918

The problem is Matias Quiet Click switches are ALPS clones, so there are like no fucking alternative keycap sets out there.

>> No.53323997

I have that watch
good choice senpai

>> No.53324098

MX blues make your fingers hurt? What sort of pussy ass hands do you fucking have? They're not too loud either. Is this bait?

>> No.53324148

MX Blues are fucking loud don't bullshit me. The failure to able to state the obvious is a big problem in these threads.

>> No.53324175

They're louder than a normal keyboard but they are not nearly as loud as people say they are.

>> No.53324729

No, not as of now.

They'd have to either get a mould for doubleshot iso keycaps, or they'd have to opt for some cheaper printing method on the backlit iso sets such as laser etching.

>> No.53324803

You know you can also get non-clicky switches? Blues (and the knockoff blues that razer uses) are specifically designed to be loud.

You can get various types of switches, many of which aren't as noisy (yes, mechanical keyboards are almost always louder than your standard membrane keyboard, this should be obvious by now) as blues. Which aren't really that loud compared to outemu blues or buckling spring.

If they make your fingers hurt, then all I can suggest is not having the hands of a girl. I've never had such an issue with any kind of keyboard.

>> No.53324911

There was a Gb for some Tai Hao ones on Massdrop like 2 days ago.
They aren't that loud in comparison to other clicky switches.
Why do you complain about clicky switches being loud though? They are designed to be loud.
What are you used to type on if blues make your fingers tired? My gf uses MX Greens and she doesn't complain either.

>> No.53324948

get a load of this guy
wait till you get a model f, then you will know delicious loud

>> No.53325002


>too late

Not this time actually. The Otaku set will be up for sale on pmk.


Man, otaku is so fucking ugly. Shit color scheme and terrible kana keys.
Should gone romaji or double legend (best option). It would also been cool as hell if the modifiers were in Japanese. エンター and so on.

Not to mention that whole clusterfuck with the self-censoring to please the trolls who joined massdrop just to shit post.

>> No.53325282

I'm not surprise a Bemani fan is also dumb. Japanese do not even use kana layout. Or ANSI arrangement for that matter.

I'm sure you can impress sows/your steam friends/irc people with it though.

>> No.53325447

You act like the point of Anon's keyboard is to imitate a Japanese keyboard. I agree that it is silly but don't be daft.

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I missed this drop, can I get similar keycaps anywhere else?

>> No.53326324

I thought it was imitating a clueless weeb, in that regard he was successful.

>> No.53326388

Also texture. ABS is tackier and can be slick, PBT is drier and often rougher.

>> No.53326441

Texture depends on the mold, not on the material.

Though stock ABS caps typically are quite smooth, since smooth molds are cheaper, and manufacturers love whatever allows them to cheap out.

>> No.53326474

>Texture depends on the mold, not on the material.
That's why I spoke of the slickness and roughness conditionally. Comparing PBT DCS to ABS DSA (since that's what I have on hand), the tops of each are both rougher than the sides due to obvious intentional texturing of the mould, but the ABS sides are far slicker and smoother than the PBT sides. The two plastics do have certain inherent qualities.

>> No.53327074
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Model M keycaps are slick as fuck on the sides and are also made with PBT.

They are so shiny you can see your reflex on them.

>> No.53327422

look for something like a noppoo nano or a maybe a 60% (kbpv60, pok3r)

>> No.53327784

So what Keyboard is a good replacement for a Roccat Ryos MK Pro because the fucking LEDs are already broken again.

>> No.53327867

thanks a lot, those look like great suggestions.
i'm stuck with some proprietary industry soft so I need arrow keys but don't want a numpad.

>> No.53327901

just fix the leds?

>> No.53327916

Well its the 2nd time now that i have to send it in.

>> No.53327979

are you only using vim ?
How do you navigate in other editors ?

>> No.53328232

Where can I buy good quality glow-in-the-dark keycaps for Gateron Red switches? I only need 2 keycaps so I don't need one for an entire keyboard.

>> No.53328270

I'm not that Anon but I can answer. First off, there are arrow keys behind the function layer by default; Fn+wasd and Fn+pl;' on that particular keyboard if I'm not mistaken,. Personally I have arrow keys mapped to caps+hjkl, which I find myself frequently using despite having actual arrow keys on my keyboard.

>> No.53328563
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Good evening.

>> No.53328575

This set here has an option for glow in the dark keys


and then there's this here


Took two seconds of google, and it doesn't matter whether you're using cherry red or gateron red, they all have the same shape of stem.

>> No.53328754

>I'm self conscious and I don't want people to judge me but at the same time I want to be a special snowflake

>> No.53328796
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Fix it yourself?

>> No.53328812

PSA: I cannibalized an old Chicony keyboard last night and it had the most terrible soldering in the world. The first time I ever soldered in my life it looked more than twice as nice as this keyboards factory soldering. There was way too much solder on many of the points while one had much to little and one had a big pool of solder overflowing the pad and covering like 4 traces probably about 3mm long.

>> No.53328948

there's a set currently on MD

>> No.53329000

Whoa, I don't know where you got that from.

>> No.53329048

where is this screenshot from?

>> No.53329160


>> No.53329202

Will be on pmk eventually.

But this set is ugly nd you shouod feelmbad for wanting it.

>> No.53329434

Thanks!! I'm buying mine now >:D

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Fuck man, what am I doing with my saturday...

You can actually toggle the arrow keys on Right-Shift, winkey, menu and ctrl. I don't need these anyway.
However, I don't use vim and I don't program in general.

>> No.53330006

> Tfw your old beige keyboard finally died on you.

It's probably just the connector, but I'm really sad to see a 15+ year old keyboard die like that. I used it in my bloody childhood.

RIP. Now I just need to find another keyboard on the same level.

>> No.53330021

>one had a big pool of solder overflowing the pad and covering like 4 traces probably about 3mm long

>> No.53330022

Then go fix it.
Why would you give up on your keyboard just like that?

>> No.53330032

Just fix it.

>> No.53330039

I have like, zero physical tech experience. My crowning accomplishment was probably just building my computer.

>> No.53330058

Great time to learn.

>> No.53330072

Most people don't realize just how easy soldering is.
It's literally just a heated iron that you press onto solder tin in order to melt it.

You're not working on surface mount chips, everything is clearly visible and you should be able to repair or replace the cable if that is indeed the problem.


>> No.53330111

> Deciding between blacks, browns, and buckling springs.

Fuck, someone help me. I game and type.

>> No.53330156


>> No.53330161
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> Be at acclaimed uni in the final year of a super exclusive software engineering co-op program with only ~100 people first year, and 20-30 on graduation.
> Literally one of two people who use emacs over vim, and the other guy is an autistic supergenius obsessed with Touhou.


>> No.53330239

Anything other than browns.

>> No.53330267

where did you get those caps?

>> No.53330269

> All these mechanical keyboards with LED shit.

What the flying fuck? I just want a plain, stable mechanical keyboard that will withstand the test of time. Multimedia keys are a convenient plus, but fuck.

>> No.53330313

they look like wasd with the modern font and symbols option for the modifiers.

They're shitty thin ABS, worse than taihao or stock caps, avoid.

>> No.53330329

Just get a filco, or any of it's rebrands/clones.
They have no gamer shit on them and look great.

>> No.53330342

They're WASD caps

>> No.53330474

are those dyesub or printed?
are they thin ABS?

>> No.53330577

they're UV printed (not entirely sure how this technique works, it's quite new) and thin ABS.

>> No.53330609
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First time buyer here.

I'm really tentative about buying a keyboard online since I can't try it out in advance. What stores won't totally pricegouge me, or, at least offer enough selection that I can just buy online after I try?

I live in Canada, so I figure trying Canada Computers might work, but I dunno about their selection and it's probably mostly that 1337 gamer shit.

>> No.53330682

Don't forget NCIX, if you have one locally.

>> No.53331352

Are K70 RGB leds alright? I know the old non-RGB leds had some kind of problem of dying out, but has that been more-or-less fixed?

>> No.53331407

Don't buy LED boards.

>> No.53331419

But the backlights tho...

>> No.53331429

No backlights allowed.

>> No.53331466

Is there anywhere I can get a good set of blank ghostwhite keycaps? 104key.

>> No.53331482

Nigga you just missed Shadovved's GB.

>> No.53331501

We still have this little project, right?: http://www.logicalincrements.com/keyboards

>> No.53331524

>status symbol

what a shitty guide

>> No.53331571
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Yah thats still needs updating haha.

>> No.53331622

If it's plate mounted you could run into problems with having to desoldering them, since some plates block access to the holes you need to be able to poke to take off the top part of your switches. It's even worse if you have leds you will have to desolder.
If it is pcb mounted you will have no problems.

Anyways though in a short answer yes you can switch out the springs which controls the actuation force from one switch to another, or the stems for different tactile or sound. Just one type of mount is a lot easier than the other unless your plate mount has special holes to let you access the switch easier.

>> No.53331635


There's no other way?

>> No.53331636

It's pretty shit.

>> No.53331824

Are WASD V2 keyboards good? Thinking about getting a basic cherry red keyboard from them.


Also: Dampeners or no dampeners?

>> No.53331832

The keyboards are good, the keycaps aren't.

>> No.53331863

But isn't that the same for basically anything OEM?

The central question here is - is it worth the money?

>> No.53331881

You could do better for the price, but it's not the worst deal.

>> No.53331883

Not quite, some stock keycaps are quite decent or even good (fancier Topre keyboards, IBM Model M, pok3r).

No, they're not worth the money unless you have some really special design you absolutely want.

>> No.53331897

>spending more than 15$ on a keyboard

>> No.53331906

A lot of OEM caps are bad, though not all. The important distinction here is that WASD lets you avoid getting them at all, for a discount.

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>> No.53331957

Do you guys have any mechanical keyboard recommendations that have dedicated volume controls?
I've had this busted ass rubber dome piece of shit for 4+ years but god damn I love the volume keys that are in the usually blank space above the arrow keys.

>> No.53331977

does this keys are printed? do they fade away with use?

>> No.53331987

they're thin as fuck, worse than stock caps
i don't even know how they get away with it

>> No.53331993

Yes, they're printed. Though one anon reports that they did not fade after one year of use (the guy with the miku keycaps).

>> No.53332060

> No, they're not worth the money unless you have some really special design you absolutely want.

Huh. Then what are my options? The Filco Majestouch 2? But I've heard some people have had 'off'-sounding noise issues with it so I'm a bit tentative on it..

It's really unfortunate because I like cherry reds (tried in-store), but can't for the life of me find a good keyboard that isn't full of distracting ricer shit. Yeah sure, I'll probably replace my caps after a year or so, as part of the cleaning process because I'm lazy as fuck, so it's not *that* important, but yeah, even just the bare minimums are hard to find.

Numpad is a requirement and I found a couple which looked like they fit my bill but weren't full keyboards. Fuck.

>> No.53332096

Just get the wasd barebones and some nice pbt caps of your choice.

>> No.53332135

What cherry switch feels the closest to topre?
I've only ever used topre and I love it, but I want to get a 60% keyboard and I can only find cherry switches.

>> No.53332174


>> No.53332189

cherry reds with o-rings, have a slight bit of tactility as you reach the bottom

>> No.53332243

87 keyboards are the only ones I could find available, so that's a no.

Might go the barebones WASD way, but with some of the QC issues they have with basic soldering, based on the few reviews on the site, I'm tentative.

>> No.53332258

just get the filco

>> No.53332359
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No mx-style switch feels even remotely close to Topre, the designs are vastly different.

If you want a definitive answer, get a switch tester and find out for yourself.

>> No.53332703

This is really interesting to me. It reminds me of modded/circuit bent analog music equipment. What do the other switches do?

>> No.53332784

Well i just spent $200 on an hhkb.
I knew there was a reason I stopped coming to these threads.

>> No.53332785

But you do realise that are 60% topre? Although not easily available, so if you meant that then nevermind.

>> No.53332832

The only easily available one I could find was the Leopold which I don't like because it still has arrow keys.

>> No.53332897

Is it wrong that i'm strangely aroused?
>What does the does the red button and toggle switch do my inner autism needs to know?

>> No.53332904

So I'm about to go into a Best Buy and look at their selection of keyboards to replace my old and dying HP keyboard.

Is this a mistake? I'd rather not wait for it to get shipped, so I'm willing to pay a little more to buy it at a local retailer, but does Best Buy even have any decent keyboards in stock?

>> No.53332939

>$200 for rubber domes
what a cuck

>> No.53332942

Only if you consider Razer shit good.
If you somehow do manage to find a decent keyboard you will pay a bit extra, but if you're okay with that they to for it.

>> No.53332953

Nigga where do you live that you find fc660 to be easier to get than hhkb?

>> No.53332956

just don't get anything corsair, razer or backlit cooler master.

>> No.53333048

They're in stock on mechanicalkeyboards.
I just searched topre 60% and that was all that came up.

>> No.53333083

Oh thanks, I didn't know I could use the same keycaps for Gaterons. I just don't want these to be cheap knockoff keycaps that are bad because I've never heard of anyone purchase from these online stores you mentioned in your post

>> No.53333096

Unlit CM is fine? I there something different between them besides the retarded lights and significantly higher price?

>> No.53333131

Well there is also the meme hhkb.
Can be found for example in previously mentioned:

>> No.53333166

So is the Logitech G710+ a good keyboard? They seem to have it in stock (at least the website says they do, don't know how trustworthy that is), and it's within my price range, so is it a decent choice?

>> No.53333250

Which uni, out of curiosity? I'm hearing back from colleges this week.

>> No.53333348

Oh shit, I didn't know about that site.

>> No.53333660

non-backlit coolermaster come from a good OEM, backlit coolernaster boards don't. I've taken apart one of the backlit ones and it's a piece of shit (and they're known for dead LEDs).

No, that's not a very good keyboard either. Non-standard bottom row, known for dead LEDs and broken keycaps. Also looks ugly as shit. I'd just recommend ordering online, physical store rarely have anything that isn't low quality gaymen shit.

>> No.53333730

I've found out that people here are posting pictures they find at /r/mechanicalkeyboards without crediting the original poster.

Could you guys at least say the user who owns the keyboard or provide a link to the thread? Having our content stolen and reposted is getting old.

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>> No.53333850


new thread

>> No.53334218

shit op, you cant even find it in the catalog


>> No.53335074

>11 replies
>11 replies

Sod this, I'll just open whichever thread's alive tomorrow.

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